Government in general

On Friday, I was talking to Jan Kelly, the director of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. about a form. Trying to figure out how to accurately fill it out- and the cold hard fact was, it requested information that was totally impossible for a voter, or even the person in charge of checking that […]

A friend in advertising posted this video on Facebook, it had over four million views yesterday and close to 8 million today. He said “We look, but do we see?” He’s an award-winning copywriter and his perspectives are often insightful, thought provoking and almost always pithy. He says more with less than most I know. […]

Random morality

by David Esrati on November 16, 2012

in America in Crisis, Government in general

General Petraeus should have resigned as CIA director, not for having an affair, but for being stupid. When decisions you make aren’t measured by profits and losses but by lives lost and history being made, you don’t have time to be sneaking around to have sex. In this case, the likelihood of a fellow West […]

Last night we heard both Presidential candidates talk about being pro-small business. What we needed to hear was that if either was elected, “Inspector Gotcha” would be put on America’s Most Wanted List and hunted like Bin Laden. Thanks to Vandalia, we get to see another prime example of stupidity in power: One building code […]

Misguided government waste

by David Esrati on September 22, 2011

in America in Crisis, Government in general

As a small business, registered in Central Contractor Registry,  now called SAM. I get asked to bid on various projects based on our NAICS codes (an arcane government numbering system that identifies what your business does with a numeric code) through Fed Biz Ops, the central clearinghouse for government contracts over $25K. As an ad […]

While Republicans in Ohio have been busy trying to use smoke and mirrors to distract from the real issues at hand- by wasting time with stupid ideas like requiring state-issued photo IDs at  polling places, to combat a self-proclaimed “voter fraud” issue that doesn’t exist- the Chinese have already a foot in their door to […]

America talks about spreading “democracy” across the globe- but, I believe we need to reexamine what passes for “democracy” in this country. We talk about the right to choose who leads, who makes our laws and our “certain inalienable rights” that grant us the right to have choices- unless of course, it’s to have an […]

With an increasing number of “Beltway Patriots” running this country and our military defense budget- lying about past military service had become sport. So, Congress decided to do something about it with the “Stolen Valor Act” back in 2006. Problem was- it made lying punishable by imprisonment- which if it had been extended to Congress […]

When people are desperate, some turn to crime. When governments are desperate they just redefine crime- now, online gambling is getting looked at as a tax source. Why not just go all the way- legalize prostitution and marijuana too? It’s ok to fleece billions on Wall Street- and get paid millions for failing- but, sell […]

For the Love of Dayton offered an endorsement after watching the forum video that I uploaded. Of course, he’s much more familiar with me than the other candidates, since I’ve been putting my positions online for discussion now for the last 4+ years. He’s honest about my odds against Turner in the fall- the one […]